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Demotion May Come in Tillman Case

The U.S. Army is set to respond to the cover-up in the death of NFL star Pat Tillman — and the action they take is expected to be dramatic.

Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan three years ago, but the Army presented that he was a hero who died in battle. Details of his death were withheld for several weeks.

Now, the new Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren, is expected to recommend demoting a retired three-star general, Lt. Gen. Philip Kinsenger. This is just the first in a series of reprimands expected in the Tillman case. In all, nine officers — four of them generals — were involved in the investigation. Six are expected to receive letters of reprimand.


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